No political witch hunt against Robert Vadra, it’s just law taking its course: BJP
New Delhi, June 22 : After the Congress asserted for an un-biased investigation against Congress president Sonia Gandhi’s Son-in-law Robert Vadra over his alleged involvement in land scam in Bikaner, the Bharatiya Janata Party on Wednesday took a jibe at the grand old party and said there is no political witch hunt going on against Vadra and that he should comply and respond to the Enforcement Directorate’s (ED) notice.
BJP spokesperson Nalin Kohli told ANI that it is merely a continuation of the examination and investigation to the allegations against Vadra and that questions related to his land holdings came up during the UPA-led Congress government.
“This matter is being investigated. Questions related to Mr. Robert Vadra’s land holdings came up during the UPA-led Congress government and one can see the pattern, at that time it was said that law will take its own course. If law is taking its own course and if notices have come he should comply and respond to them,” said Kohli.
“There is no political witch hunt here it is merely continuation of the examination and investigation to the allegations against him,” he added.
Calling for an unbiased investigation against Vadra, the Congress earlier today criticised the NDA government for targeting the Congress Party and people related to it, after assuming office.
“There should be an unbiased and transparent probe in the matter. It should not be aimed to harass anyone deliberately,” senior Congress leader P.L Punia told ANI.
“The law is equal for all and if a fault is found, then action should be initiated but the investigation must be transparent and unbiased,” he added.
The Enforcement Directorate reportedly has issued a notice to a firm, allegedly linked to Vadra as part of its investigations into an alleged land scam in Bikaner.
According to sources, the notice has been issued to Skylight Hospitality firm, under the provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA).
The ED had earlier on May 6 conducted searches at eight premises in Bikaner and nearby areas, belonging to accused Jay Prakash Bagadwa, Ranjeet Singh, Kishore Singh, Gugan Gir and certain government officials, including retired ones like Faqir Mohammed, Uma Charan, Deeparam and Mahavir Swamy, in connection with the case.
The ED registered a money laundering case against certain real estate developers and Rajasthan government officials to pro-be the Bikaner land scam.